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Special Emphasis: Science, Mathematics and Technology Education


Welcome to the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Emphasis:

The SMT Emphasis is dedicated to exploring theory, practice and contemporary issues pertaining to science, mathematics and technology (SMT) education in diverse settings and contexts. We are a vibrant community of scholars and graduate students that thrive on collegiality, intellectual debate, critical analyses and inquiry.

Drawing on research and practice, we explore and critique innovative science, mathematics and technology education, while supporting research, curriculum development, and teaching. With strong connections to the SMT Centre, and the collaborative engineering education program, we invite you to join us and engage deeply with topics such as STEM,  mathematics pedagogy, equity, inclusion, diversity, activism, and social and environmental justice. 

SMT Faculty

  • Associate Professor Clare Brett
  • Assistant Professor Carol-Ann Burke
  • Assistant Professor Michelle Dubek
  • Associate Professor Wanja Gitari
  • Associate Professor Jim Hewitt
  • Associate Professor Ron Lancaster
  • Associate Professor Cathy Marks Krpan
  • Professor Doug McDougall
  • Professor Erminia Pedretti
  • Assistant Professor Mary Reid

Learn more about us!  Visit the Centre for Science, Mathematics & Technology Education website!

Applications for 2018-19 are now open!  Apply to the CSTD Master of Education program and indicate your interest in the Science, Mathematics and Technology Emphasis in your Statement of Intent. 

Core SMT Courses:

Students in the SMT Education Emphasis are expected to take three or more of the following courses:

  • CTL1116H: Holistic Education Approaches in Elementary School Mathematics
  • CTL1119H: Gaining Confidence in Mathematics: Reconstructing Mathematics Knowledge and Overcoming Anxiety (K-8)
  • CTL1120H: Effective Teaching Strategies in Elementary Mathematics Education: Research and Practice
  • CTL1202H: Mathematics in the School Curriculum: Elementary
  • CTL1206H: Teaching and Learning Science
  • CTL1207H    Teaching and Learning about Science: Issues and Strategies in Science, Technology, Society and Environment (STSE) Education
  • CTL1209H: Current Issues in Science and Technology Education
  • CTL1212H: Curriculum Making in Science: Some Considerations in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science
  • CTL1214H: Equity Issues in Science Education
  • CTL1215H: Teaching and Learning about Science and Technology: Beyond Schools
  • CTL1216H: Teacher Leadership in Science, Mathematics & Technology Education
  • CTL1217H: Integrating Science, Mathematics and Technology Curricula
  • CTL1218H: Culture and Cognition in Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • CTL1219H: Making Secondary Mathematics Meaningful
  • CTL1221H: Education for Human Goals Local and Global: How is Science Education Helping?
  • CTL1222H: Environmental Studies in Science, Mathematics & Technology Education
  • CTL1223H: Activist Science & Technology Education
  • CTL1606H: Computers in the Curriculum
  • CTL1608H: Constructive Learning and Design of Online Environments
  • CTL1609H: Educational Applications of Computer-Mediated Communication
  • CTL1799H: Curriculum Issues in Science Education
  • CTL1841H: Research Seminar in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education